Toronto lawyer suspended over handling of Roma refugee cases

Advocates for Roma refugees have for years blamed the group's low asylum acceptance rates on the poor legal representation they received during the asylum process.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

May 4: Free event on the Canadian Immigration System

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library - Flemingdon Park, 29 St. Dennis Drive, North York, ON

Canada's Immigration System: Who Gets In is an overview of the law that dictates who may come to Canada permanently, or for a temporary purpose such as a visitor or student.

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

CCR welcomes the elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence

Opposition to the CPR was on the grounds that it placed sponsored newcomers, especially women, at increased risk of abuse.

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

April 20: Refugee Rights Public Forum: The Singh Decision Matters in 2017

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET

Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto M5R 1C7

Panel discussion on refugee rights in 2017: is Toronto really a sanctuary city / refugee experience with Islamophobia, anti-black racism / healthcare for refugees / refugee claimants and human rights.

Posted:
April 18, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Toronto police 'flagrantly' ignoring Sanctuary City policy

The chief has few answers on how police are abiding by the city's don't ask, don't tell policy on undocumented immigrants, says Alok Mukherjee, former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. 

Posted:
April 13, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Canada's immigration detainees being locked up based on dodgy risk assessments, Star finds

Even Canada's border services officers, who have the sole discretion to decide where an immigration detainee will be held, have said they aren't qualified to make such decisions.

Posted:
April 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ottawa is rethinking its approach to immigration detention

A new CBSA report outlines its intention to reduce the use of maximum-security jails and "better align" itself with international and domestic standards for immigration detention.

Posted:
April 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Advocates challenge false claims about Canadian refugee income

The email falsely claims that refugees earn more each year than Canadian seniors living on pension income.

Posted:
April 05, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

As refugee numbers surge, federal legal aid funding shrinks

Despite a big increase in the number of asylum claims, Ontario faces a 37 per cent funding reduction from Ottawa this year for legal services for refugee claimants.

Posted:
April 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Caged in Canada, part 1

While Canada is celebrated as a safe haven for refugees, hundreds of unwanted immigrants languish in jails across the country.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star